3rd October 1959
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3RD 1959
AT THE VICTORIA GROUNDS HARTLEPOOL.
(Anderson Luke Clark 2)
EXETER CITY 3
(Rees 2 Micklewright).
CITY DEFENCE WILTED IN LATE BLITZ.
For most of the game Hartlepool fumbled and stumbled their way around the pitch trying to claw a chance from the crumbs that fell from their masters table, for City were the masters when it came to football and made the Northerners look like very junior grade pupils, Exeter had three shots kicked off the line but were beaten by an incredible late goal burst,
Rees put City into the lead in the 25th minuteAnderson equalised from the penalty spot four minutes later after his first shot had rebounded off Jones, Then just after half time Rees got his second goal and City looked set for a King sized win. Yet it was Hartlepool who got the next in the 73rd minute, Oliver failed to clear the ball and Clark accepted his chance.
Then came a three goals in seven minutes burst, Luke put Hartlepool into the lead, again City failed to clear and paid the penalty. Before they could recover with just seven minutes remaining of the game, Clark made it 4-2, it looked to be all over but City cut through the Hartlepool defence in the 87th minute and Birch made the final score 4-3,
Exeter City lost their away match with Hartlepools this afternoon after twice leading. At the interval they were level at 1-1 and quickly went ahead. But in the last 17 minutes there came three more goals for the 'Pools. The City replied in the last minute.
Hartlepools:- Oakley; Anderson and Dixon; Johnson, Atkinson, and Robinson; McKenna, Scott, Smith, Clark, and Luke.
City: Jones; Foley and Whitnall; Mitchell, Oliver, and Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Micklewright, Birch, and Dale.
Referee Mr A. Holland, of Barnsley.
South Western League
BUGLE 2 EXETER CITY A 4,
At Bugle the young Exeter City team served up some more entertaining stuff in beating the Black and Whites 4-2. Bugle had taken their half chances with notches from Terry Brenton and Brian Vivian, but the visitors turned on the heat on the changeover and Welsh (3) and Pulman gave the St. James Park bunch a couple of well- earned points.
Scorers Exeter City Welsh 3, Pulman,